Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Death by Quackery and other facts about how Trumpism is killing America

The Ten Weeks That Lost the War: A Timeline of How Trump Lied, Bungled and Screwed America in the COVID–19 Crisis. Tim Miller, writing at The Bulwark documents how Trump’s horrible, ghastly incompetence amplified the deadly effects of the COVID–19. “This timeline provides a look at the key inflection points in the crucial ten-week period where the United States lost the ability to effectively respond to the virus that is causing unprecedented death and economic destruction.”

Here’s where we stand today. Ryan Struyk (@ryanstruyk) tweets the Reported US coronavirus deaths:

7 weeks ago: 6 deaths
6 weeks ago: 26 deaths
5 weeks ago: 86 deaths
4 weeks ago: 541 deaths
3 weeks ago: 3,003 deaths
2 weeks ago: 10,986 deaths
1 week ago: 23,649 deaths
Right now: 42,295 deaths

Paul Krugman explains howThe Right Sends In the Quacks Covid–19 highlights the conservative reliance on fake experts. As if the COVID–19 were not enough on its own, now we have “death by quackery”.

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